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of government, and governing one month before the presidential election. but they spent most of their time arguing over the economy. the 90 minute debate in denver, colorado, one of the few battleground states that could decide the election. candidates concentrated on how to revive the economy. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families, now that's -- not my analysis. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago, a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> romney kept attacking o mode instructions. obama some times had trouble getting a word in. many u.s. media analysts say romney had a belttter performan. the candidates have two more debates they have five weeks to win over undecided voters. turkish forces have fired artillery shells across the border into syria. they're retaliating for syrian mortars that landed in southern turkey.
leadership election had a big impact of the party led japan almost coinuoly for more than half a century until the democrats took power in 2009. the liberal democrats have been unpopular for the past few years. their leadership race touched on the territorial disputes japan is having with its neighbors. for example, china and south korea. as you know, the subject has been getting a lot of attention these past few months. the winner of the ldp election shinzo abe took a tough stance on the issue. he says the japanese need to protect their land and sea wh their n hands suggesting the company should strengthen its military power. >> some people are surprised to see abe win given that he was prime minister five years ago and resigned. how do they feel he stands up against noda? >> many voters feel they can no longer expect strong leadership from the dpj to deal with the more difficult issues of governing such as those territorial disputes. our survey suggests abe's captured their attention. he is almost twice as popular as noda, and that's helped the new interest in the ldp. >> what about th
front. we have at least three major election as well as the change of power in china. this could point to a high level of political uncertainty at a very critical juncture. how tenuous really does this make your projections now? >> well, the projections are conditional on some assumptions as to what will happen. so we assume the u.s. will not jump from the fiscal cliff. they'll find some way. we assume what the europeans have promised will be put in place, not overnight. we're realistic. but fairly steady lease. bonds will come down. and in china we assume that what they need to do to maintain growth around 8%, they'll do. now, if this doesn't happen, could be much worse. >> all right. okay. thanks so much for your time today. good to talk with you. all right, you heard me talking there with mr. blanchard about the european stability mechanism. that's one of the key tools now in the defense against further threats in the region. eurozone finance ministers launched their new rescue fund just as the meetings here got started 3 european stability mechanism is a regional version of the imf
for power. iranians will go to the polls next june to elect a successor to ahmadinejad. >>> the sanctions include a ban on the purchase of u rain you mean oil and that is hurting many businesses. how is it affects business people. >> western leaders are saying the sanctions are affecting the daily lives of the people in and outside of iran and iranians are finding imports more and more expensive and the reel's fall has hurt businesses abroad. in iranian businesses trade through the united arab emirates. 400,000 live in the largest city dubai and they shep daily commodities home across the parisian golf and many are going to banks to exchange the reals for dollars and some money changers have stopped accepting the currency. one trader says he will have to stop exporting to iran. a spokesperson for the iranian chamber of commerce says businesses in dubai with getting one third of previous prices. >> they are not getting any money out of iran for the goods that they are sending. they stop sending goods. therefore they have to reduce their businesses. >> he says the real's continued fall seem
by this year's political election, lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle came together. they presented her with their highest civilian award. >> this is one of the most moving days of my life. >> the united states imposed strict economic sanctions on myanmar's military regime. in the past aung san suu kyi supported that policy, but has now thrown her weight behind the reforms of thein sein and is calling on the international communities to ease restrictions. >> i do support the easing of sanctions because i believe our people must start taking responsibility for their own destiny. >> aung san suu kyi's apeempbs appearances often attracted exiles from myanmar, including pro democracy activists and other who is fled a oppression in their homeland. she appealed for their continued support. >> she is very encouraging and very, you know, inspiring. she invite all the compatriots to come and help very practically. >> aung san suu kyi spent a total of 15 years under house arrest. she's now free to travel the world as an icon of resistance against oppression. that makes her the
politicians are fighting for power. iranians will go to the polls next june to elect successor to ahmadinejad. >>> iranians are finding imports more and more expensive. and the rial's fall has hurt businesses abroad. many iranian businesses trade through the united arab emirates. 400,000 iranians live in its largest city, dubai. they ship daily commodities home across the persian gulf. many are going to banks to exchange rials for dollars but some money exchanges in dubai stopped accepting the currency. one trader said he'll have to stop exporting to iran. a spokesperson for the iranian chamber of commerce says businesses in dubai are getting one-third of previous prices. >> they are not getting any money out of iran for the goods they are sending. they stopped sending goods. therefore, they have to reduce their businesses. >> he said the rial's continued fault seems inevitable. >>> a senkaku islands dispute. one of the newspaper's columnists suggested that china, rather than japan, has best claim over the islands in the east china sea. the rebuttal was issued by kawamura, deputy chief of mis
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